A Look at George Town’s Waterfront


The waterfront zone is a prime area for urban regeneration, connecting the waterfront and the inner city. Land use is geared towards high-value development incorporating mixeduse development, high-end hotels and leisure. The jetty zone however is a more established residential cluster. Although tourism-oriented activities are on the rise, land use is still primarily residential. Generally, extended social networks of the original residents still exist within the clan jetties.

Table 1 classifies the number of establishments in the waterfront and jetty areas according to a single land use activity (column 1), as well as the proportion of these activities located in the waterfront/jetty areas compared to the whole of the George Town Area (column 2).

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